Friday, April 22, 2011

Good Friday, Passover and Earth Day...Amen!

I believe honoring the earth is honoring God.  If we make changes individually, we'll make them collectively thereby honoring God's creation and Jesus' sacrifice which was for all mankind.  It's too easy to smear the blood of a lamb (or perhaps baby seals) on our doors to avoid retribution.  We have to work for it. 

Can you tell I was raised in the church? 

Do something, anything, GREEN today!

I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. ~Elwyn Brooks White, Essays of E.B. White, 1977

Till now man has been up against Nature; from now on he will be up against his own nature. ~Dennis Gabor, Inventing the Future, 1963

Take nothing but pictures.
Leave nothing but footprints.
Kill nothing but time.

~Motto of the Baltimore Grotto, a caving society

Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect. ~Chief Seattle, 1855

There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more.

~George Gordon, Lord Byron, Childe Harold's Pilgrimage

Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realise we cannot eat money.
~Cree Indian Proverb



DJan said...

Wonderful collection to ponder. Thank you, and Happy Earth Day to you! Easter tidings, too.

Mmm said...

California girl--wishing you a hppy belated Earth day, and almost belated Easter Day now too. Hope you had lots of good memories form it. :)

Star said...

Lovely quotes and sentiments about our earth of which we should be truly proud. It is a wonderful place to live and we know no other like it so it is up to us to care for it.
Happy belated Easter greetings.


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